Freda at age 2 (photo copyright Freda M. Chaney)
"I've had many people ask me how I got to be the person I am today. The answer is that I just kept getting up when someone knocked me down. I never stopped believing in myself. NEVER! I walked away alot! I had to in order to keep my sanity.
My mother died when I was just shy of nine months old, and it left a deep wound in me that was hard to overcome. Some pitched in to help during my childhood. I never forget those who treat me well. But I also never forget those who attempt to use or abuse me either. I mark both well and arrange my life accordingly. I have no time for nonsense!
I am a strong woman, and a strong woman knows how to move forward with head held high even after a failure or humiliation. Each challenge makes me stronger. I hope you'll have enough challenges in your life to make you and keep you strong! Namaste!" ~ Freda